A couple of years ago, I heard about an alternative to the New Year’s Resolution.  Instead of making a list of resolutions that will likely be broken by February (something I am very guilty of), you...

I have been a small animal veterinarian for over sixteen years. In all those years, I have had a lot of successful cases. Along the way, I have also had my fair share of cases I would consider failures....

It’s a wonderful time of year! The air is crisp, the leaves are starting to change color, and you can get a PSL (a pumpkin spice latte for those of you not on the band wagon) wherever you go! So, what...

Yesterday, I sent my childhood friend of 18 years over the rainbow bridge. I’ve lost pets before, but none since I started my career in veterinary medicine. I’ve come away from this experience as...

Fall means two things: pumpkin spice everything and football! (Okay, fine – also pretty leaves on trees… and tick season. Ugh.) But let’s go back to football for a second. Have you ever...

Close your eyes and picture a veterinarian’s home life. What do you see? I bet that your scenario includes a menagerie of animals, including at least one dog, perhaps even a small farm or sanctuary....

In the past few years, veterinary clinics around the country have been victims of cyber-bullying.  Most recently a clinic in North Carolina was the victim and with no good reason.  For those not clear...

When I first graduated from vet school, I came into our profession armed with all of the most up to date knowledge at the time. However, I also immediately recognized that we didn’t have the same caliber...

It’s Sunday afternoon. I am on call and I have three pages to take care of all while working on a laceration repair. The people waiting for me to call them back but must wait until I finish my task...

“Clients have such unreasonable expectations…”  If I had a nickel for every time I’ve heard that, I’d be a gazillionaire.  I can’t argue with you, they do have expectations...